Irony Has At Least Seven More Lives

Once again, the media is debating the purported death of irony. Nine-eleven killed it the last time, and this year’s culprit is Barack Obama. Lucky for humorists (and their readers), irony apparently has a cat-like nine lives:

Irony Has At Least Seven More Lives
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Obama’s election’s to blame
For irony’s death, many claim.
Is there nothing to mock?
To satirically knock?
Spoof the press and the pundits — I’m game.

And there’s always the cowardly Dems,
And obstreperous GOP “gems,”
Greedy banks, AIG,
CEOs, bad TV.
Start lampooning — no haws and no hems.

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6 Responses to “Irony Has At Least Seven More Lives”

  1. Mark says:

    As long as humans are venal and stupid, there shall be satire and irony. Yay!

  2. Thelma Schmidhauser says:

    Fill in the Blanks.

    The elephant’s fear of the T word
    and leadership gaffs by the Bush bird
    plus much bad advice
    proposed by the Vice
    Have brought us right up to the D word

    To the Memory of Molly Ivins

    How you must be spinning, dear Molly
    for you knew the depths of their folly
    – a preemptive war
    while deficits soar
    and what do they offer? By Golly!

  3. Thelma Schmidhauser says:

    Good one! Limericks are fun

  4. madkane says:

    Yes, Mark, they surely will keep us in business.

    Thanks, Thelma. Enjoyed your verse.

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